Hi. I’m looking for a new home for our beautiful tortoise.
We have him for about 3 months now. It was a lovely birthday present for my boy but unfortunately, he has already lost interest and due to health issues, I cannot longer take care of him properly.
It comes with his glass home, heat mattress, UV light that still needs in the morning for a healthy grow. I will include an almost full bag of sand that we purchased at Pets at Home. His diet supplements will be included too.
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Pets do not have to be cuddly. One interesting animal to look after is the pet turtle. However, acquiring one should not be done as an impetuous decision. There is an increasing number of turtles that escaped or dumped in Northland waterways and it is now causing problems to the ecosystem.